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Who are Cambridge MAC?

The Cambridge Money Advice Centre was founded in 2004 as a practical Christian response to the growing problem of debt in our city and country. Since then, our volunteers have helped hundreds of people escape the trap of debt and regain control of their lives.

Our first clients were referred to us by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, who knew that we treat all our clients as individuals and work together with them to find the right solution every time. As our reputation has grown, we have forged links with housing support services, as well as family, social and mental health services. Many clients also recommend us to family members and friends who are also struggling.

Our advisers

Our advisers undertake several years of training to provide debt advice, and have a wealth of experience between them. All of them are volunteers. Some of our volunteers attend churches in Cambridge; others do not have a faith but believe in our mission to alleviate poverty. Our services are entirely non-faith based and we offer to support to people of all faiths and none.

Our network

We are part of Community Money Advice, which assists churches and other community organisations in setting up debt advice centres in their local community. CMA provides us with ongoing expert support.

Our supporters

We are immensely grateful for the support offered by individuals, churches and foundations in Cambridge, as well as the City Council and national foundations.

We are particularly grateful to Cambridge City Council for the Community Grant they have given to support our work, and to the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation for awarding us a Microsoft Research grant. This year, we are also happy to acknowledge the grant we have received from the Warwick and Dominey Fund, a charitable fund managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, and to thank the Foyle Foundation for their grant.